Author(s): Gavin Pretor-Pinney
The Cloud Collector's Handbook fits into the pocket, allowing cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illustrated with a range of photographs. Not only is The Cloud Collector's Handbook an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to be able to identify and understand every cloud that floats by, it also caters for the competitive cloudspotter. Points are awarded for each cloud type identified - the rarer the cloud, the greater points - and there's space to fill in where and when it was sighted. Beautifully designed, in colour throughout, and full of the humour that made The Cloudspotter's Guide so engaging, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is the essential reference for anyone with their head in the clouds.
The Cloud Collector's Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney is for anyone who loves to cloud gaze and wants to extend beyond cumuli-nimbus and cirri-stratus forms. They will love this perfect little book. Pocket size and well illustrated, it lays out a myriad of cloud occurrences, and a point system as an incentive to collect sightings of each one. With witty tongue-in-cheek descriptions and lovely turns of phrase ('Clouds are like expressions on the face of the sky') it would be a great gift or a fun self-indulgence. - Maclean
From the author of the bestselling THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE comes the essential aid for everyday cloudspotting
Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organisation he set up to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of the bestselling The Cloudspotter's Guide. He lives in London and Somerset.